Car for Sale: 2001 BMW Z8 with only 9,000 Miles
I’m on record saying that the BMW M1 is, in my mind, the most beautiful M car ever built. It didn’t come without competition, though, because the second car on my list is the BMW Z8 Roadster. The latter is an aesthetic tour de force, a creation born from the design genius of Henrik Fisker. Only 5,703 Z8s were built, so if you’re in the market for one, you’re going to have a hard time getting a hold of it. Fortunately, a BMW dealership in Cincinnati is in possession of one. It’s up for auction on Bring-A-Trailer, and the highest bid is approaching $150,000 as of this writing with two days left in the auction. Want to scratch that long-festering itch to own a Z8 Roadster? Now’s your chance to do it. Just make sure you load up on the Benjamins.
Car for Sale: Adam Carolla’s 1972 BMW 3.0 CLS Racer
Though he’s not on the level of Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Corolla’s car collection shouldn’t be sneezed at. The TV personality has, at various points in the past, owned a collection of desirable classics, including a 1966 Lamborghini 350GT, a collection of Datsun race cars, and a 1979 Porsche 935 that was driven by Paul Newman in the 1979 24 hours of Le Mans. Corolla also owns a 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL, a race car many consider as one of the most iconic ones that BMW has ever produced. Unfortunately, Corolla’s ownership of the 3.0 CSL is unlikely to last long. That’s because the beautiful and legendary race car is up for sale. There’s no attached price to it, but for the right offer, you have a chance to take home one of the most memorable Bimmer racers to ever smoke its wheels on a race track.
Zero-Mile Mclaren 650S Sprint For Sale
Are you in the market for a McLaren 650S Sprint? If you are, you’re in luck because an all-black 650S Sprint is on sale in Sweden. Even better, it’s completely brand new, as shown by an odometer that has 0 miles in it. You’ll need to pay £245,000 ($343,000) to buy it, and there’s the matter of actually transporting it from Sweden to wherever you are in the world, of course. Fortunately, the listing says that “transport can be arranged” for the car, though you are going to need to pay a little extra for that.
German Dealership Already Has a Sales Listing for the New Mercedes G-Class
Can’t wait to get your hands on an all-new Mercedes-Benz G-Class? If you live in Germany, there’s a way to get the all-purpose SUV, provided that you’re willing to pay a premium for it. German car dealership Hollauto is now selling a new G500 just days after the SUV was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show. How exactly did the dealer get its hands on one so quickly? It didn’t because it’s actually selling a build slot for an already commissioned example.
Looking For A Porsche 911 GT3? How Does A Fleet Of 18 Never-Driven Examples Sound?
We like the Porsche 911 GT3 – quite a lot, actually. It’s purposefully built, looks great, and goes like stink. However, this classified ad seeking a buyer for 18 fresh in-the-box examples looks to be a whole new level of devotion to the Stuttgart superstar.
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Would You Pay $365,000 For A 6.3-Liter V-12 Out Of A LaFerrari?
As we all know by now, the Ferrari LaFerrari is an incredible beast of a machine, capable of doling out illegal levels of speed in the blink of an eye thanks to its high-tech powertrain. Now, someone is selling the beating heart of a LaFerrari on eBay.
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Someone Swapped A V-10 Into A 2005 Jeep Wrangler!
The venerable Jeep Wrangler is no stranger to engine swaps. Folks have been shoving bigger engines behind its grille ever since the U.S. Military defeated the Axis powers in 1945. The small-block Chevrolet V-8 is the standard go-to engine, but small block Fords and even other Mopar engines are a common sight. But, it’s a certifiable rarity to see a Wrangler with the 8.3-liter V-10 from the Viper and 2004 – 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SRT10.
Nevertheless, that’s exactly what’s for sale right now on eBay.
The project started with a low-mileage 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. That generation is known as the TJ, but since it’s a long-wheelbase Unlimited version, it’s called the LJ. So, this LJ with 22,500 miles had its 4.0-liter inline six-cylinder, four-speed automatic transmission, and two-speed transfer case removed and replaced with, well, “beefier” components. The transmission is now a 48RE automatic from a Ram heavy-duty and the T-case is a modified RockTrac unit from a Wrangler Rubicon. The front axle is a good ole Ford nine-inch, while the rear axle is a stout Dana 60. Both have 35-spline axle shafts.
The suspension is a long-arm kit from Superlift that accompanies by a one-inch body lift that helps with clearance of the big V-10 under the hood. A set of 20-inch six-spoke, Pro Comp wheels and 35-inch Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ all-terrain tires hide Viper-sized front brakes and upgraded rear disc brakes.
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Custom-Built Ferrari Testarossa Convertible Has A History With The King of Pop
The Ferrari Testarossa is regarded as one of the most iconic cars of the 1980’s. But as popular as the two-door Berlinetta was, Ferrari actually made just one convertible version. That model was specially created as a gift by Ferrari for the late Gianni Agnelli, the head of Fiat at the time. There are a handful of other drop-top Testarossas in existence today, but all of them are custom-built, including this black beauty that was built specifically for Michael Jackson’s now iconic 1987 Pepsi commercial.
Some Crazy Colorado Dealership Thinks Someone Will Pay $176,000 for a Dodge Demon
Charging above MSRP price is a common occurrence in the auto industry. It’s especially true for cars with high demand and limited supply. The Dodge Challenger Demon fits this bill. It’s limited to just 3,000 units with each model carrying a sticker price that starts at $84,995. It’s normal to charge extra for it, but one dealership seems to have taken it a little too far by listing a Demon for the rather insane price of $176,398.
$4 Million Will Snag You A "Used" Bugatti Chiron
Bugatti Chirons are hard to come by these days, and it doesn’t help that the French automaker has already sold half the entire production run of the supercar. It gets worse when you consider that production of all the reserved Chirons will take a number of years to complete and, to this point, only three have been delivered to their respective owners. So in the absence of any relevant options, the second-hand market becomes a more feasible avenue to take. Good news, then, because one such example of the Bugatti Chiron is now up for grabs in Germany.
The listing was madly Munich-based exotic car dealer Semco Exclusive Cars, and the Chiron in question looks to be the real thing. The tuner, after all, has a long history of crossing paths with Bugattis, including a pair of Veyrons that are also currently listed. It also has two Pagani Huayras on offer, as well as two Ferrari LaFerraris and two Porsche 918 Spyders. In other words, Semco Exclusive Cars is dripping with exotics. It just so happens that one of the stars of the bunch - if you can even call it that - is the Chiron.
The model in question has been described as “used,” though the use of the term can be pretty subjective. There’s no information on how many miles it’s incurred or if the bespoke leather in the cabin has any coffee stains on it. There are photos of the Chiron sitting quite comfortably in the dealership, and from the looks of it, there doesn’t appear to be anything to worry about as far as the body is concerned. Everything’s in place, right down to the shininess of the two-tone Atlantic Blue Metallic and French Racing Blue Uni exterior finish. The listing also describes the interior as having a good mix of Terre D´OR leather and carbon.
While it would have been much better to know how much mileage it has, there’s little reason to be suspicious of this particular Bugatti Chiron. Not only is it in the hands of a well-reputed supercar dealership, but the price tag Semco Exclusive Cars attached to it - € 3.5 million ($4.05 million) is one that’s fit for a Bugatti Chiron, even if it is “used” in some form or fashion.
A New But Used McLaren F1 is for Sale and it’s like a Wet Dream come True
New but Used…. It’s not a term that you usually hear associated with an automobile, and if you do, it’s usually closer to “like-new” which means it’s pretty much a polished turd that looks just good enough and drives just good enough to trick you into buying it. This time around, however, that scenario is far from true and the car we’re talking about today is a McLaren F1. Naturally, you won’t find a brand-new F1 for sale since they’ve been out of production for some 20 years or so, but you better believe this is about as close as you’ll ever get. And, truth be told, it falls under that “if you have to ask, you can’t afford it” category.
According to Tom Hartley JNR, this F1 is the “lowest mileage F1 in existence,” which could very well be true considering it has just 239 kilometers on the clock – that’s right; 239 kilometers or about 148 miles. That’s all McLaren test miles that take place before delivery, so the rich Japanese man that official commissioned it clearly planned to treat it as an investment instead of the incredible machine it really is. Either way, his loss is someone else’s gain as this thing still has the protective wrapping on the inside which, more or less, is a testament to how mint this Pioneer of the supercar world really is.
In addition to the car itself, the F1 comes with its own list of goodies that include the LM style spare exhaust, and extra GTR steering wheel with an F1 logo, passenger over-carpets, and a windshield strip, all of which remain in the original, factory packaging. You can also add in the fitted luggage to that list as they also reside in their original plastic wrap. Other goodies include a removable steering wheel wrapped in suede, a carbon driver’s seat with an F1 logo and yellow insert, yellow straps on the driver’s seat, and there’s even a hand-painted signature of F1 designed Gordon Murray on the body. Finally, to complete the package, this baby includes the leather-cased owner’s handbooks, a Facom tool chest, tool roll with gold-plated titanium tools (originals, of course,) spare keys, and the accompanying TAG Heuer watch with the matching chassis No. 60 engraved on the face. As a side note, the watch has also never been worn, so you get that rare gem as a still-new collectible as well.
OF course, the dealer doesn’t have a price listed, so you can imagine it’s going to go for a very pretty penny and it may even take a while to sell depending on the offers that come in. To put the importance of an unused model like this into perspective, the first F1 to be imported to the United States was sold for more than $15 million. It included some homologation parts but had been driven somewhere around 10,000 miles before being sold here. With that in mind, how much do you think this undriven example will go for? I bet someone with really deep pockets will shell out somewhere in the $25 million range. Give us your guesses in the comments section below.
An Incredible Limited-Run Supercar is Available for $3.6 Million
Just in case Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer’s proclamation that one-off Aston Martins start at $3 million isn’t expensive enough for some of you, might I suggest this fresh alternative. It’s one of only 24 Aston Martin Vulcans - chassis number 14, to be exact - in existence, and it can be yours for a bargain price of £2.7 million. If you’re wondering, that’s around $3.6 million based on current exchange rates.
It’s a staggering price, but with that amount, you get one of the most remarkable track-day missiles you’ll ever get to see. It’s even dressed up in a stunning Special Verde Ithaca green paint finish, a pearlescent shade that’s as mesmerizing to look at in photos as it probably is in person. If that isn’t enough to soothe your vanity, consider what the Vulcan is capable of when you unleash it on a track. Mind you, that’s a 7.0-liter, V-12 engine that spits out a beastly 800 horsepower. It’s not quite on the level of the Valkyrie hypercar, but with the ability to hit 60 mph from a standstill position in less than three seconds and a top speed that’s comfortably north of 200 mph, are we really splitting hairs just because it only has 800 ponies to play with? Having said all of that, here’s the real kicker about this pristine Vulcan: it has less than 200 miles on it. I guess the usage is a matter of perspective, but traditionally speaking, this Vulcan is as good as new, hence the the reason why it costs so much.
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Here’s A Good Way To Spend $7.3 Million
Off the top of my head, I can literally think of hundreds of different ways to spend $7.3 million. I could be smart and prudent with it and save most of it. I could splurge on a few excess items, feel good about myself, and then call it a day. Or I could drop every last penny of it on one item. If that last option is what I’m going for, I can’t think of anything better to spend it on than what an exotic car dealership in Dubai is selling: a Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta.
Granted, the LaFerrari Aperta’s $7.3 million price tag is incredibly steep and is more than double the price - roughly $3 million - that Ferrari was asking for it. Then again, there are only 210 models of the LaFerrari Aperta in the world and the last production model - #210 - actually sold for almost $10 million a few weeks ago. This LaFerrari Aperta may not sell for that amount - it may not even sell for the dealership’s $7.3 million asking price - but it does have a pretty unique story to tell itself. For one, it’s been tagged as “used,” but it has zero miles under its belt. A likely explanation for that weird quirk is that this LaFerrari Aperta actually belonged to somebody else before the dealership scooped it up and stuck the exorbitant price tag on its windshield. History notwithstanding, it’s still pretty difficult to imagine somebody forking over that much money on a supercar, no matter how exclusive it is. Then again, I’m the same guy that just said I wouldn’t mind paying the dealership’s asking price just so I have the chance to tell everyone that I own one. Good thing I don’t have that kind of money, then, because I might have actually spent all of it on this car.
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Nobody on eBay Wanted this 1983 DeLorean Plated in 24k Gold
As a fan of the Back to the Future franchise, I can’t think of any other movie car that I want to own more than the DeLorean. I might even pay good money for one provided that it’s in great working condition. Imagine my surprise then when I chanced upon this beauty while doing my weekly browse through eBay. It’s a 1983 DeLorean that reportedly has just 156 miles in it. It also still has its original tires and has a rich history of its own. Oh, and it’s gold-plated too. Yep. Gold-plated. In some ways, it’s a car that’s too good to be true. Then I noticed how much the owner wants to sell it and, well, yeah, it was too good to be true.
For the record, the owner wants $150,000 for the car. On the surface, it looks to be a fair price for a 24-karat gold-plated car that also has an intriguing amount of history behind it. But I went ahead and did a little research on past DeLoreans that have been sold, that $150,000 price tag suddenly became way too overpriced. I understand the things that make it unique, but in my head, I’m not interested in the 24-karat gold as much as I am in the car itself. And when I started making comparisons, it became a little clearer why nobody actually bid on this particular example of the DeLorean when it was being offered on eBay. I still love the car and love the history that makes it as unique as it is. But do I love it enough to spend $150,000 for it? Not really.
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Lamborghini Veneno Vs Ferrari Sergio, The Answer to Supercar Boredom
Like most people who eat, sleep, and breathe cars, I often find myself going to online classifieds to see which cars are up for sale. It doesn’t matter the price, the location, or even my ability to actually buy them. I just like looking at them and wonder who’ll end up paying that much money on what effectively are second-hand cars. This week though, I chanced upon two vehicles that don’t count as traditional cars. Heck, “traditional” isn’t even the word I’d use to describe them as supercars. These two ungodly beasts - a Lamborghini Veneno and a Ferrari Sergio - fall into categories unto themselves.
It doesn’t even matter that one of them is being sold for a price of $9.5 million whereas the other costs a “far more affordable” sum of $6.1 million. What got me is that they’re being sold roughly the same time, though not exactly by the same seller. So I thought that, if I had the money to purchase either of these two cars, which one would I buy? Would I splurge on the Veneno or the Sergio? There are obviously no wrong answers; it’s just a matter of taste, preference, or in the case of the Sergio, saving a little over $3 million in the process. Better yet, I asked my colleagues the same question. Given a choice, is it the mind-numbing Veneno or the no less spectacular Sergio?
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1969 Dodge Coronet Super Bee
The Dodge Coronet was first introduced in 1949 as one of the company’s first post-war body style. Production spanned over four generations until it was discontinued in 1959. The nameplate returned in 1965 on the B-body platform, shared with the Plymouth Belvedere and Road Runner and the Dodge Charger among other Mopar vehicles. The sixth and seventh generations followed in 1971 and 1975, but the Coronet was discontinued for good in 1976. Arguably the most iconic version of the Coronet was that produced between 1968 and 1970 when the nameplate was also involved in Detroit’s muscle car wars.
After three years on the market, the fifth-generation Coronet was redesigned in 1968, as was the Dodge Charger, which shared the B-body platform. The facelift brought a more aggressive design, new appearance packages, and upgraded engines. Dodge even introduced a station wagon version of the Coronet 500, but the star of the lineup was obviously the range-topping Super Bee trim. This version was produced from1968 through 1971 model years only and was Dodge’s version of the successful Plymouth Road Runner.
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Amazing Car for Sale: 1971 Dodge Challenger from Quinton Tarantino’s "Death Proof"
Classic cars are absolutely amazing – they are a genuine piece of history, and each one has their own unique story. But, when you find a classic car that’s also a movie car, it’s a completely different ballgame. The history is there, but the storyline is usually crazy, and the value of the car itself can get up there as well. Most movie cars end up destroyed these days, but every now and then, one comes to the surface – and usually with a hefty price tag in tow. Think about the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T from the original Fast and Furious movie. It went on sale back in 2010 for some $130,000. (art97828) This time around, it’s a 1971 Dodge Challenger that’s for sale, and it’s the very car used in Quinton Tarantino’s Death Proof.
As you would expect from a movie car, it is “used,” but don’t fret, a lot of the body damage is actually painted on. It has just 38,965 miles on the clock and is motivated by a 383 Magnum V-8. That’s a 6.3-liter that’s good for 335 horsepower and 425 pound-feet of torque – not much by today’s standards, but it was pretty exceptional for its time. It’s one of only two surviving Challengers from the movie, and despite the way it looks, it’s actually in really good shape with no structural rust and a little wear and tear from use in the movie. It was sold by the production company 10 years ago, and still features the camera mounts underneath, the racing seatbelt mount points, the fake plastic radio, and a support in the trunk that allowed one of the rear wheels to be locked. It also has the typical Hollywood chopped seats to make it easier to see the actors that were in the rear during in-car scenes. Keep reading to learn a little more about it and see more pictures.
This Very Orange 1980 BMW M1 Is Up For Sale For $745K
First put into production in 1978, the BMW M1 was a clear break from convention for the Bavarian automaker. For starters, the M1 was Bimmer’s first and only mass-produced mid-engine production car, a title it held until the release of the i8 hybrid in 2014. The M1 also looks the part of an oddity, sporting an Italian-designed style with a speed wedge configuration. Inside is a tight two-seater cabin, behind which BMW’s M Division mounted a twin-cam 3.5-liter inline six-cylinder engine. Output is measured at 273 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque, all of which is sent to the rear axle by way of a five-speed manual gearbox. All told, the M1 offered solid performance for its day, plus plenty of sexy looks, and with just 453 units produced, a fair amount of exclusivity as well. These are the characteristics that make for a highly desirable collector car, but now, there’s an example for sale in California sporting just 8,441 miles on the odometer. The asking price – $745,000.
Granted, that price isn’t too outrageous, especially when you consider a similar example changed hands last year at Monterey Car Week for $577,500. Factor in a near guarantee that auction prices will continue to rise over the long haul, and this slice of mid-engine history starts to look like a pretty good investment. If you had the money, would you bite? Read on for more info on what’s for sale here.
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Craigslister Reposts Mitsubishi 3000GT For Sale, Doubles Price to $1 Million
One month ago, our friends over at Jalopnik spotted one of the more insane craigslist ads we’ve seen in quite some time – a ’98 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 with an asking price of a half-million bucks. American. Obviously, a figure like that leads us to ask a few questions. Did the car carry the world’s first fully self-aware AI? Did it run on starlight and unicorn dreams? Did past owners include Elvis, JFK, and Jesus? Unfortunately, the answer to each of these questions is a firm “no,” so what’s the justification here? Well, the car in question is undeniably clean and a top-notch example of one of Mitsubishi’s best ‘90s era sports cars, but you’ll have to forgive our incredulity at ponying up Lamborghini Aventador money for a 20-year-old Japanese import, no matter how well maintained it might be. Welp, it looks like the seller agrees, but not in the way you might expect, as the same Mitsubishi just reappeared on craigslist, this time tagged with an asking price of a cool million dollars. El. Oh. El.
Of course, the seller is eager to list some of the finer points of such a “legendary” vehicle, speculating that it could be “1 of 231” examples, and that it was “Featured in Glacier White Pearl in-car on a PS2 Screen Shot while waiting for the first Street Race of the first Fast and the Furious movie.” How prestigious.
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Car for Sale: 1992 Porsche 911 RWB
Usually, when you see the phrase “No expense was spared on this build” in a craigslist ad for a modified vehicle, the result is either extremely impressive, or a complete mess. Luckily, it’s the former when it comes to this gorgeous early ‘90s 911. Even though it’s got 132,324 miles on the odometer, this thing is practically new, with a slew of high-end performance components that work well to bring out the best in the 964-era coupe. It’s dubbed the RWB Hollywood, and Akira Nakai from Rauh-Welt Begriff takes credit for the build. If you’re drawing a blank on the name, here’s the rundown – RWB is a Japan-based tuner of all things 911, and is best known for churning out some of the most outrageous Stuttgart stunners in the world, combining form and function in a single custom package. Unique, eye-catching, and quick – these are the things that make a RWB 911. And now, you can get one in Miami for about $150,000.
Mechanically, the RWB mounts a 3.6-liter, air-cooled six-cylinder engine in the rear, which send power to the rear wheels by way of a G50 manual transmission. The whole shebang was stripped down and re-sprayed in its original Grand Prix White paint scheme, and come complete with a full RWB 964 body kit. It’s a head-turner, that’s for sure, so read on for the details.
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